Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Tom Waits - Under The Influence (film about him)

This is awesome, and if you are actually a Tom Waits fan, it's really awesome. Enjoy!

Tom Waits - Under The Influence

Tom Waits - Under The Influence

(2010) 141 min

Examines Waits' legendary genius through exclusive interviews, rare footage, and contributions from fellow musicians and critics

This documentary film examines, dissects and all but lobotomises the wealth of music, literature, theatre and film that have assisted in creating Waits’ legendary genius and, results in hand, reviews the life and career of Tom Waits from this fascinating and rarely identified viewpoint. With exclusive interviews, rare and often previously unseen footage and contributions from; Tom’s legendary producer Bones Howe; Moris Tepper and John French from Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band; and occasional TW collaborator, Ken Nordine; Harry Partch associates David Dunn and Dean Drummond; BBC’s head of music Chris Ingham; Beat-era scholar John Tytell plus Tom Waits historians, music academics, and respected writers. Also features numerous seldom seen photographs, much archive film and a host of other features which all at once make for an educational, inspiring and joyous celebration of Tom Waits and those he holds close to his heart.

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